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    World › Deadly attacks by pro-Russian rebels threaten Ukraine truce
    Sep30

    World › Deadly attacks by pro-Russian rebels threaten Ukraine truce

    Ukraine’s truce and troops withdrawal deal lay in tatters Tuesday after the deadliest wave of attacks by pro-Russian insurgents in more than a month left nine soldiers and four civilians dead. Thirteen soldiers and civilians were killed in 24 hours, officials said Monday, in the worst violence since the government… …read more Source:...

    World › Ukraine leader sees end to war, eyes EU membership by 2020
    Sep26

    World › Ukraine leader sees end to war, eyes EU membership by 2020

    Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday proclaimed an end to the “most dangerous” part of Ukraine’s pro-Russian uprising and the start of a post-war recovery that would lead to an EU membership bid in 2020. But the upbeat message was clouded by new deadly clashes and a defiant decision by… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › NATO cautiously welcomes Ukraine buffer zone deal
    Sep21

    World › NATO cautiously welcomes Ukraine buffer zone deal

    NATO’s top military commander expressed cautious optimism Saturday that a tenuous Ukrainian ceasefire whose details were thrashed out in marathon overnight negotiations would help end a bloody pro-Kremlin uprising that has inflamed East-West ties. Government forces and pro-Kremlin militias were due by early Sunday to pull back their forces...

    World › New Ukraine peace talks open in Minsk
    Sep20

    World › New Ukraine peace talks open in Minsk

    Face-to-face talks aimed at finding a way to end Ukraine’s brutal five-month war began Friday in the Belarussian capital of Minsk, trying to build on a ragged ceasefire that was agreed in the same city two weeks ago. Ukraine’s former president Leonid Kuchma was representing Kiev at the meeting, across… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › Ukraine’s pleas for lethal aid from U.S. go unmet
    Sep19

    World › Ukraine’s pleas for lethal aid from U.S. go unmet

    U.S. President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of embattled Ukraine to the White House Thursday, but he stopped short of fulfilling his visitor’s urgent request for lethal aid to fight Russian-backed separatists. Earlier, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko renewed his call for American weaponry during an emotional address to a…...

    World › Moscow hails Ukraine self-rule olive branch for east
    Sep18

    World › Moscow hails Ukraine self-rule olive branch for east

    Russia hailed Wednesday Ukraine’s offer of self-rule for separatist rebels in the east under a peace plan seen as the best chance yet of halting five months of bloody warfare. Insurgent leaders had initially given a mixed response to the legislation adopted by Ukrainian MPs on Tuesday, describing it as… …read more Source: Japan...

    World › Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe
    Sep17

    World › Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

    Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country’s rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists. The actions by lawmakers began to flesh out the emerging picture of a new Ukraine, where a determined pivot toward… …read...

    World › 6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city
    Sep16

    World › 6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city

    Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday — the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect on Sept. 5. Fighting around the eastern city’s government-held airport has left its northern neighborhoods…...

    World › Ukraine truce under threat as heavy fighting erupts
    Sep15

    World › Ukraine truce under threat as heavy fighting erupts

    Heavy fighting erupted around the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, piling further pressure on a precarious nine-day-old truce between the government and separatist fighters. Large clouds of thick black smoke billowed over the industrial city as the boom of sustained shelling and the rattle of automatic… …read more...

    World › Russia, Ukraine trade blame as fighting tests truce
    Sep14

    World › Russia, Ukraine trade blame as fighting tests truce

    Tensions over Ukraine festered on Saturday after Kiev accused the Kremlin of seeking to “eliminate” the pro-Western former Soviet nation while Moscow charged Washington with orchestrating the entire crisis. The bitter exchange in the wake of the toughest Western sanctions yet on Russia came with a fragile nine-day truce once…...

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